A 60-year old Cottage Grove woman, Ramona Berg, lost her life in a hit and run crash on the afternoon of Monday, Dec. 31. The accident took place just south of the old London area general store at the 74000 block of London Road near milepost 7.
According to Lieutenant Rob Edwards, at 3:18 p.m., a white 2000 Buick four-door was traveling southbound when, for an unknown reason, it crossed the northbound lane and traveled completely off the roadway onto the east grassy shoulder of the roadway. The Buick struck and killed Berg, who was standing at the end of her driveway near her mailbox. She was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The driver of the Buick, Diana L Smith, 63, did not stop at the scene and continued south on London Road. A short time later troopers developed information regarding the location of the suspect vehicle and its operator. Investigators located the involved vehicle and Smith at a residence approximately five miles south of the crash site. For the complete article see the 01-09-2013 issue.
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